Bruce Ellington

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Bruce Ellington
No. 10 San Francisco 49ers
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-08-22) August 22, 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth: Moncks Corner, South Carolina
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school: Moncks Corner (SC) Berkeley
College: South Carolina
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 106
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Receptions: 19
Receiving yards: 215
Receiving touchdowns: 2
Return yards: 1,604
Player stats at

Bruce Ellington (born August 22, 1991) is an American football wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at South Carolina and was drafted by the 49ers in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Ellington also played basketball at South Carolina.

High school career[edit]

In high school Ellington played both basketball and American football at Moncks Corner (SC) Berkeley located in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. Bruce Ellington attended the same high school as his cousin, Andre Ellington, too. In 2009, Ellington played Quarterback and led the Stags to the Division II-AAAA state championship in 2009 as a quarterback for coach Jerry Brown. In the 2009 state championship game, Ellington rushed for 4 touchdowns. Ellington was a finalist for South Carolina's "Mr. Football" as well. On the hardwood as a senior, Ellington averaged 22 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists per game and was named the South Carolina Coaches Association 4A Player of the Year, the Region 7-4A Player of the Year, and the Post and Courier Athlete of the Year. Ellington was also a McDonald's All-America nominee following senior season. As a basketball recruit, Ellington was rating as a 4 star recruit by ESPN (93 overall rating) and a 4 star recruit by Rivals (24th PG and 96th player overall). As a football recruit, ESPN rated Ellington as a 4 star recruit as well and listed him as an athlete.[1]

College career[edit]

Ellington played both basketball and American football at the University of South Carolina.[2][3] After playing only basketball in 2010, he joined the football team in 2011 and played both sports throughout his college career. As a football player he had 106 career receptions for 1,586 yards and 16 touchdowns. As a basketball player he averaged 11.2 points, 2.7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal per game.

Ellington announced on January 3, 2014 that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.[4][5] Although Ellington would forgo his senior season, he was still able to graduate with a degree in sociology during the 3 and 1/2 years that he was at the University of South Carolina as a Gamecock.

Professional career[edit]

2014 NFL Draft[edit]

Ellington was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[6]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On May 27, 2014, Ellington signed his four-year rookie contract with the 49ers.[7] He caught his first career touchdown on a 20-yard pass from Blaine Gabbert against the Denver Broncos. On December 20, 2014, Ellington had two touchdowns against the San Diego Chargers. An 8-yard touchdown pass from Colin Kaepernick and a touchdown run of 1 yard, giving him three touchdowns in his rookie season.

The 49ers placed him on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury on August 30, 2016.[8]


His cousin, Andre Ellington, is a running back who played college football at Clemson and currently plays in the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals.[9][10]


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